Division of Ophthalmology & Optometry

Our Division of Ophthalmology and Optometry is comprised of comprehensive multispecialty eye practices featuring twelve ophthalmologists and five optometrists dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care in San Diego County. Together, our division provides the full spectrum of eye care for our patients, ranging from comprehensive dilated eye exams to ongoing medical and surgical management of complex eye diseases in both children and adults. Our patients can be assured that they are being treated by some of the most highly trained and experienced specialists in the region. We perform approximately 2500 eye surgical procedures per year, in addition to thousands of office and laser procedures, making us one of the busiest subspecialties at Scripps Clinic.

To meet the growing needs of our patient base, our Division offers extended office hours, including convenient early morning as well as some evening and Saturday appointments, at six locations throughout San Diego.

In addition to providing expert patient care, we are committed to advancing the medical world’s understanding of eye diseases and their treatments. A number of our clinicians are active investigators through clinical trials testing new medications and devices for eye disease. We also are involved in basic science research on eye development and disease through Scripps Research and the Lowy Medical Research Institute.

Areas of particular interest and expertise are noted below

Victor Zablit, MD (Division Head)

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery

Dana Chan, MD

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery

Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD

  • Medical retina (diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion)

Ray Gariano, MD, PhD

  • Medical retina
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Leah Levi, MD

  • Disorders of the optic nerve, cranial nerves related to the eyes, and cortical visual pathways

Richard Lin, MD, PhD

  • Medical retina
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Francis Mah, MD

  • Laser vision correction
  • Cataract surgery
  • Cornea transplant

Geva Mannor, MD

  • Correction of ptosis and other lid malposition
  • Lid reconstruction following skin cancer removal

Quang Nguyen, MD

  • Cataract surgery
  • Medical and surgical management of advanced glaucoma

Gregory Ostrow, MD

  • Management of amblyopia
  • Childhood refractive error
  • Surgery for pediatric and adult strabismus

Jose Ivan Quiceno, MD

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Laser vision corrections
  • Cataract surgery

Reuben Yoo, MD

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery

Optometry Team:

David S. Horie, OD
Sharon M. Joe, OD
Anthony Novo, OD
Michael Palanca, OD
Jane Bodman, OD
Adriana Sanchez, OD
Peter Krall, OD

Featured Services

  • Cataract surgery

  • Oculoplastic Surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic
  • Cornea and refractive surgery, including laser vision correction and cornea transplants

  • Glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)

  • Pediatric and adult strabismus surgery

  • Vitreous and retina surgery

  • Eye exams

  • Contact lenses for a wide variety of eye conditions

Recognitions & Awards

  • Division physicians named to Top Doctors by San Diego Magazine, US News and World Report, and Castle Connolly.

  • Dr. Friedlander is a recipient of the Alcon Research Award and Bressler Prize in Vision Research.

  • Dr. Levi is past president of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

  • Dr. Mannor is the recipient of a Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology and is Adjunct Preceptor, Scripps Clinic Mohs Fellowship Program.

The Division of Ophthalmology currently offers PGY-2 and PGY-3 internal medicine residents the opportunity to rotate through our clinics on a regular basis to familiarize them with basic ophthalmology conditions and treatments. 

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

  • Dr. Friedlander is President, Lowy Medical Research Institute and Professor, Cell and Molecular Biology at Scripps Research and leads both basic science and clinical research with interests in angiogenesis and retinal vascular and degenerative disease.
  • Dr. Gariano is an Investigator in the Phase 3 clinical trial for Macular Telangiectasia.
  • Dr. Lin is Principal Investigator in the Phase 3 clinical trial for Macular Telangiectasia.
  • Dr. Mah is a Committee Member for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Pattern Cornea/External Disease, with an interest in medications and devices for treatment of ocular surface disease and cataracts.
  • Dr. Nguyen is Principal Investigator on multiple national clinical trials, with interests in new medical and surgical treatments for glaucoma and cataracts.
  • Dr. Ostrow is a Member of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), focusing on eye movements in children and control of childhood myopia.
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